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Albert deFord Pitney (Born 1876)
Posted by: Morgan Wallace (ID *****7588) Date: March 03, 2011 at 05:34:15
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Hello.
Hunting Albert Pitney, born 1876, in Washington D. C.

Wrote and illustrated as Albert deFord Pitney, thought not sure if deFord is really part of his name originally.

He was born to father Albert F. Pitney, of Ohio, wife was Mattie (according to 1880 census) born in Illinois. They sired two sons, Albert, and Frederick B., both born in D.C. Both grew up to be newspapermen, and Fred went East to land eventually in Manhattan, becoming an editor of a newspaper in New York City.

Fred was a World War One correspondent, writing from France, and likely other areas, with articles appearing in the New York Times.

Not sure who Albert wrote for. According to the WWI Draft Index he is listed as residing in the Cook County area, but I have no access to those records, which might actually list his occupation and employer.

By 1930, when next I find him, he is married to Rachel, and Ancestry has him logged as "A. Le Ford Pitney." I have no access to Ancestry.com so don't know what else it says, save for he is in Kane county, Illinois.

If anyone is related, I'd love information. Albert deFord Pitney was a contributor to the old pulp fiction magazines and also an illustrator.

His father, Albert F. Pitney, in 1880, while residing in D.C., is listed occupation as "Clerk in Int. Dep't." I'm guessing this means "intelligence."

Hope someone out there can help.
Cordially, Morgan


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